Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spring is Almost Here!

I can attest to that because of the fantastic tree pollen currently disabling me!  Yikes, seasonal allergies, calm down!  Apparently the Ozarks is one of the worst places in the country for seasonal allergies, and while I managed to avoid having any kind of allergies for most of my years, I've finally succumb and and trying to figure out what this looks like!  Okay, tree pollen: check.  Medicines I can take while nursing  (Claratin and Benadryl): check.  Icy cold wet washcloth pressed against my eyes for days: check.  Going to bed at 8 am to avoid having my eyes open for three days: check.

Aye-yi-yi!  This is no fun folks!  Although... I did get to laze about in bed with my baby most of the day, so I'm not going to complain too much about that.  :)

I am SO excited for Spring, and am very much looking forward to getting over all of this silliness that my body is inundating me with.  I have lilacs, hydrangeas, and a chicago peace rose to plant out front.  I have room for and may build up to 6 raised beds on the back side of our yard and I have an ungodly amount of seeds I need to plant.  I'm ordering up 12 rhubarb plants and 8 fruit trees to plan just over our fence so that the dead fruit rolls down into the drainage ditch next to our house.  I'm not going to let a silly thing like pollen stop me from all of that!

I'm really excited about the Chicago Peace rose I'm planting.  I had one growing up at my Dad's house.  They are absolutely stunning and remind me so much of him.


Tracy said...
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Just what are those Woods up to? said...

What a beautiful rose! I've been too intimidated to try anything but knockout roses. I might come to you for advice on how you take care of yours. Your gardening plans sound great. When I come over tomorrow maybe you can show me where you plan to plant everything!

Just what are those Woods up to? said...

Yay, it worked this time :D